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Please mark your calendars and save the date for a special guest coming to our regularly scheduled UCI OTI chapter meeting on Monday, February 12 at 6:00p.m.

 

UCI Law School’s newly confirmed Dean, L. Song Richardson will come to give a presentation on identifying unconcious biases and how such awareness can help us to move ‘beyond sound bites and stereotypes’ in our exploration and understanding of the “other”.  Dean Richardson’s bio is below. 

 

Community and Board members, please email to let us know if you will join our Olives for this club meeting so that we know how many people to expect and what size room to reserve!

 

We’ll see you then!

 

Succeeding Founding Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, L. Song Richardson became dean of UCI Law, effective Jan. 1, 2018. She previously served as interim dean. An award-winning teacher and scholar, Dean Richardson’s interdisciplinary research uses lessons from cognitive and social psychology to study criminal procedure, criminal law and policing. Currently, she is working on a book that examines the legal and moral implications of mind sciences research on policing and criminal procedure. Her scholarship has been published by law journals at Yale, Cornell, Northwestern, Southern California, and Minnesota, among others. Her article, “Police Efficiency and the Fourth Amendment” was selected as a “Must Read” by the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. Her co-edited book, The Constitution and the Future of Criminal Justice in America, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2013.

Dean Richardson’s legal career has included partnership at a boutique criminal law firm and work as a state and federal public defender in Seattle, Washington. She was also an Assistant Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. Immediately upon graduation from law school, she was a Skadden Arps Public Interest Fellow with the National Immigration Law Center in Los Angeles and the Legal Aid Society’s Immigration Unit in Brooklyn, NY. She has been featured in numerous local and national news programs, including “48 Hours.”

Dean Richardson is the 2011 Recipient of the American Association of Law School’s Derrick Bell Award, which recognizes a junior faculty member’s extraordinary contribution to legal education through mentoring, teaching, and scholarship. She frequently presents her work at academic symposia as well as at non-academic legal conferences. She is a member of the American Law Institute.

Olive Tree Initiative 

Beyond Soundbites and Stereotypes

University of California, Irvine

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